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Cervix-Cytology

Carcinoma

Adenosquamous (mixed) carcinoma


Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 30 May 2011, last major update May 2011
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Definition
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● Adenosquamous carcinomas are defined as carcinomas containing a mixture of glandular and squamous components
● Often not diagnosed on pap smear (Cancer Cytopathology 2004;102:210)

Cytology
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Thin-layer cytology, papillary subtype: shows high cellularity with papillary clusters of basaloid or columnar cells in fibrovascular cores; also rare, scattered adenocarcinoma cells with intracytoplasmic vacuoles and occasional dyskarytotic squamous cells with bizarre shapes (Acta Cytol 2003;47:649)

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